Dangerous Peace-Making

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9780974036403: Dangerous Peace-Making

From teaching how to engage in public debate about war to underscoring the forces that give rise to international conflict, this conflict resolution tool examines the tough practice of peacemaking. Focusing on the successes and failures in seven of the world's war zones, this work explores why wars have continued to rage in places like Iraq, Israel and Palestine, Ireland, Rwanda, and Chechnya, and why many well-intentioned attempts at making peace have been only partially successful. Difficult lessons about how to combine hope with realism and urgency with patience are also provided, as is a complex, integrated picture of factors and dynamics inherent in peacemaking at the local and international level.

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Helena Meyer-Knapp teaches politics and international relations at Evergreen State College. She has written for The Christian Science Monitor and has been interviewed on NPR and for Life Magazine. She lives in Olympia, Washington.

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A must-read if you've ever asked how societies choose war and how they finally decide to make peace. -- Hal Spencer, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Vietnam War veteran.

Completely original and illuminating...personally challenging -- but the most interesting work on war I have read for many years. -- Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Towards a Politics of Peace

Wars are becoming easier to fight, harder to stop. ...brilliantly argued case studies show the keys to making durable peace. -- Captain Larry Seaquist USN (Ret.), former warship commander and Pentagon official.

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